“Secret society. Safe haven. Fellowship. Therapy session. Whenever I talked to Friends of Abe members, I heard this kind of language again and again, and there’s no question the group is all of these things. It’s also a place for members to find work, swap ideas for a project, even meet a romantic partner.” California Sunday Magazine’s Andy Kroll reports on a club that’s both influential and very exclusive (even by Hollywood standards): Friends of Abe is the Conservatives Anonymous of the entertainment industry.

+ He’s broken nearly every rule of politics, so it shouldn’t surprise us that Donald Trump is breaking yet another. His businesses are booming during his presidential run. Most presidential candidates only make money after their terms in office. Trump could make a profit even if he doesn’t win.