Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas spoke! (Michael Dwyer/AP)

Here’s what the Loop is reading today:

Breaking the silence — Trading one great mystery for another, we used to wonder why Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas hadn’t uttered a word from the bench in 16 years. Now that he’s actually spoken, we can’t figure out what he said.

Supersplit — Who gets the artwork? More importantly, the clients? Superlobbyists (that’s how they’re always tagged) Tony and Heather Podesta are separating, our pals at the Reliable Source dish.

Diversity diversion — Just the title of this segment from “The Daily Show” about President Obama’s Cabinet has us laughing: Zero Dark Appointees.