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Indeed, Alex Jones may never speak at a Republican convention or become a part of the Fox News primetime lineup. But he doesn’t have to. His conspiratorial thinking, rhetoric and style are now well-integrated in the Republican Party, a legacy not only of the Trump years but of decades of conspiratorial politics.

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Hi, Andrew—Again, the American convention is not to use a hyphen between "well" and an adjective when the combination is in predicate position, that is, when it forms part of the subject complement of "be" in any of its forms, or of any other copulative verb (become, grow, etc.).

In your sentence, the combination is part of the subject complement following "are" and should thus NOT be hyphenated in American English (even if you have found the N.Y.T. making a mistake in this regard). In England, however, you could hyphenate it in that position.  The British handle hyphens differently.

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