Previous arms-control treaties were big news. Take all the coverage we just had over the health reform debate, and multiply that by about 10, and that's something like how big the news of this sort of thing used to be. Now, not so much.
You hear it all over: "The bull is back, long live the bull." It's as though we're seeing the building of a new legion of believers who are convinced the worst is practically over which any thinking individual knows isn't case).