Neanderthals are alive and well in Washington DC as you can see in this Los Angeles Times letter to the editor, one of the few places remaining where our voices matter:
Re "The human race is part Neanderthal," Jan. 30
Your article was very interesting except for one slight error: You state that about 30,000 years ago the Neanderthals mysteriously vanished except for some minuscule DNA that might still be around.
Wrong. Any visit to Washington will prove my point.
Please correct this.