Our Mission

The Baines Report is an approved student organization composed of and governed by students of the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin.

The Baines Report is dedicated to publishing student op-eds, blogs, and other media related to public policy.

Our mission is to put policy in perspective!

A Digital Medium

The Baines Reoprt utilizes a blog format to keep as current as possible but also maintaining accessiblity for our writers and our audience

Looking Ahead

We use past and present context to help inform people to help impact future policy decisions 

Policy Analysis

Our main goal is to take challenging policy and poltical outcomes and give them context in order to broaden our understanding of the world around us

Our Story

We started out only publishing LBJ policy student articles, however in our mission to grab policy by the horns, we have opened our requirements to contributions from policy wonks near and far. That being said, our students still make-up a majority of our writers.

Our core writing team and all of our editors are LBJ students dedicated to putting policy in perspective for the larger community!

  • Global Perspective 80%
  • National Perspective 60%
  • Texas Perspective 50%